NOTE: UPDATED 3/2 6:52pm FOR The A, F, and D lines Take note of the 2,3 advisory in particular…
UPDATE 3/2 6:52pm: According to the latest edition of the MTA Service Advisory, The following A train disruption won’t be happening this weekend, but the following weekend of the 12th. This wasn’t the case last night/this morning (and I have the cached page to prove it!).
The A (this is for Mary): Brooklyn-bound A trains skip High Street, as well as Broadway-Nassau, Chambers, Canal and Spring streets in Manhattan. That’s because the Brooklyn-bound A is running on the F line between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street in Brooklyn. The MTA advises taking the Brooklyn-bound A to Jay Street, then transfer to a Manhattan-bound A for High St. I advise, once again, get some exercise with a brisk walk from Jay Street. Mary, it appears you’re safe to take the A this weekend. But it looks like the F is a bit screwy. Also, A trains making all local stops between Euclid Avenue in Brooklyn and 168th Street in Manhattan.
The 2,3: NO 2 TRAINS RUNNING BETWEEN ATLANTIC AVENUE (brooklyn) AND CHAMBERS STREET (manhattan) (except bowling green). NO 3 TRAINS RUNNING AT ALL. That’s right. Mayhem! So no service at Hoyt and Clark Street stops in Brooklyn, and Park Place, Fulton, and Wall Street in Manhattan. Those of us nearer to the Hoyt or Clark street stops will just have to schlep over to Borough Hall and take the 4. For those who live behind the Atlantic Avenue stop along the 2/3 line, you will need to transfer to the 4 for service to Manhattan as well. Transfer at Bowling Green for the 5 (running on the 2,3 line) or…the 2. Yes, I know I said it isn’t running between Atlantic and Chambers Street, but according to the MTA, Bowling Green doesn’t count. To get back to Brooklyn from the west side of Manhattan, take the 5 or 2 to Bowling Green and transfer to the 4.
The 4: Running normally, but will be making all 3 stops to New Lots Avenue.
The 5: The 5 and the 2 are interchangeable, running on the same line between Bowling Green and 149th street. I believe there is a koan about this: A zen master and his student are waiting at the Bowling Green subway stop. They hear the rumbling and see the speeding mass of an incoming train. The student asks “Is it the 5, or is it the 2?” The master smiles and nods in silence.
The C: No C trains running at all. Still taking the weekends off to visit a sick mother.
The D (updated 3/2 6:52pm): The MTA doesn’t care about Brooklyn people. The Manhattan-bound D still running on the N line between Stillwell Avenue and 36th Street. AND, on Saturday between 9am and 6pm, the Manhattan-bound D will run express between Bay Parkway and 62nd Street. Consult their Service Advisory for alternative routes.
The F (updated 3/2 6:52pm): Brooklyn-bound trains skip York Street in Brooklyn, as well as 2nd Ave, Delancey St, East Broadway, and Broadway/Lafayette in Manhattan. The MTA recommends taking the F to Jay Street and transferring to a Manhattan-bound F to York, but if you can, take the A to High street and walk the extra few blocks.